Faced with the inefficiency of the international community to fight against the phenomenon of rising oceans, the Fijian president called for a Pacific "grand coalition" including public and private partners for an inclusive approach to conservation.
According to the latest update to the red list of threatened species, the trend is that things are generally getting worse but it is possible to turn things around, and do it quickly. Surveys reveal that conservation efforts have had a positive effect on ocean-roaming leatherback turtles and albatrosses, while a Californian fox has returned from the edge.
As of 1 January 2014, Casino supermarkets will not sell any of the extremely vulnerable five species of deep-sea fishes that are the saber, grenadier, emperor, blue ling and tusk. The group just announced it to the NGO Bloom that campaigns since 2004 for the conservation of the deep oceans, a few days before the decision of the European Parliament shall decide on the deep-sea fishing trawl.
A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo. According to volcanologists, if it grows visibly it could also disappear overnight.
Australian authorities are taking stronger measures to combat illegal fishing and have made increased convictions with hefty penalties. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has been working to crack down on unlawful fishing practices in recent months with considerable effect.
An landmark study published in the journal Global Change Biology shows that nutrients' overload - sewage or fertilizers from agriculture - is harmful to coral. The researchers reveal that removal programs of these pollutants participate in coral's restoration.
A light that works without battery and fuel? It does exist! GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It uses the force of gravity to keep the lights on. Designed for humanitarian purposes, these lights costs just $5.00.
The new ODEOFLARE MK3 is a distress flare which uses new technology to emit electronic distress alternative signals. The flicker of the signal is similar to the pyrotechnic falme with the patented international signal which has been added. It is visible, on land or at sea, until over 3 miles during a continuous period of at least 6 hours.
Launched in Mediterranean Sea, the new smartphone / tablet App Donia allows yachtmen to choose the appropriate location for their anchorage in order to limit their impact on the seabed. This sustainable solution enables to use moorings without damaging the fragile and valuable seagrass meadows.